When You Find Something Wonderful

Yesterday, I missed a presentation. I was attending the PA Conference for Women in Philadelphia. I was on my way to this presentation when I decided to take a swing by the Coaches Corner, where I’d worked that morning. Last year, it hadn’t been very busy at the Coaches Corner where pro bono consultations were […]

Confusion to Clarity

Here we are. Spring is upon us. It looks, feels, smells like Spring! This AM, after an early morning run, I sat on our back porch with my cup of coffee, taking in the sight of our large cherry tree covered in blooms. The scent of my neighbor’s lilac bushes are wafting into our yard. […]

Ongoing Learning

Anyone interested in the impact of positive emotions on one’s life and the lives of those you interact with, either on a daily basis or a brief, passing moment, would benefit from this course. This Positive Psychology course, taught by Barbara Fredrickson, through UNC-Chapel Hill, was a refreshing change to my college psychology courses. Since […]

That man. This lesson.

There are times a recalled memory makes you smile, grin, laugh aloud. At other times, the same memory creates tears. This post is about that type of memory and the learning which followed. That man. This memory. There was an event, a memory I have of throwing something at a man in anger—-or extreme irritation. […]

Better Than Shamrocks!

Bad Things come in 3’s. Waiting for the other shoe to drop. Perhaps you don’t have to be Irish to have grown up with these limiting ideas but I am and did grow up with these and many others. Sometimes, they were stated with a wry smile. Sometimes! Why not, then, schedule my annual mammogram […]

6 Weeks Later

In January, you may have set a goal or goals. How are things going? In my last post, I used a simple illustration of my overall goals for this year, not a new set of goals and “Getting Back To”, as my theme. The example used was the care of my bonsai, which I’d kept […]

Not This Year

Some year(s) of our lives focus what seems like all of our attention on a major life change to the extent that other meaningful aspects of our lives take a back seat. You may have completed an education, changed careers, welcomed a child into your family, moved, built a business, married, ended a significant relationship, […]

Staying Motivated

Does it matter what keeps us motivated? I believe it does but perhaps that’s due to my own story. I felt the need to increase my cardiovascular exercise. I chose running and after a few attempts I began to get into a groove. A few months into my running program at age 55, my younger […]

“I’ve Got This”. Really?

You took this on.  It could be a special project at work, helping a family member through a rough time, supporting someone you love while they are experiencing a major life change, experiencing your own major life change—a new family member, a new job, a move. This could be anything outside of the scope of your […]

To Age Like My Dog

7 years ago, we brought a puppy into the family, a yellow lab. We’ve had dogs most of our marriage. Prior to Jamie, we had a mixed breed male who lived 16.5 years. After his passing, it took 3 years, the graduation of our youngest child from college, and the death of a beloved friend […]